Fall 2022 - CHEM 340 D100

Materials Chemistry (3)

Class Number: 2775

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu, Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    AQ 5037, Burnaby

  • Instructor:

    Zuo-Guang Ye
    1 778 782-8064
  • Prerequisites:

    Completion of 60 units in a science or applied science program, including first year chemistry, physics and calculus. CHEM 230 is strongly recommended.



Bonding in solid state materials. Introduction to symmetry and its applications in materials science. Structure and physical properties of solid state materials. Quantitative.


Please note, this course outline was accurate at the time of publication but is subject to change.

Mode of Instruction:
3 lecture hours/week; 1 tutorial hour/week
Lecture: In-Person, Burnaby Campus
Tutorial: In-Person, Burnaby Campus

General Course Description: Introduction to symmetry and its applications in materials science. Crystal structures. Bonding in solid state materials. Physical properties of solid state materials.

Lecture Topics:
1   Introduction
2   Symmetry, Operations & Crystal Systems
6   Basic Crystal Structures
6   Complex Structures, Metal Oxides
6   Bonding in Solids
6   X-ray Diffraction & Phase Analysis
9   Electronic, Ionic & Magnetic Properties
3   Selected Topics on Structure-Property Relations


  • Quizzes (or Homework/Assignments) 20%
  • Midterm Exam 35%
  • Final Exam (or 2nd Midterm Exam) 45%



Anthony R. West. Solid State Chemistry and its Applications. 2nd Edition. 2014. Publisher: Wiley.
ISBN: 9781118796177

Department Undergraduate Notes:

A grade of C- or better is required for all prerequisite courses.

Registrar Notes:


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